Developmental Movement: Hips & Shoulders

Ah it's been so long since I've been able to write!  Taking a little time off to focus on my work has been good and inspirational.  So let's start off this new wave of inspiration looking at how to sequence in really healthy movement! In this post today we'll take a look at how Internally … Continue reading Developmental Movement: Hips & Shoulders

Fascial Fluid Dynamics

I just had the honor of attending an amazing webinar series from Tom Meyers.  It was all about fascia and had some great recent updates into what they've been discovering about it.  Today (3/22/17) is World Water Day, so I figured I would share with you some of the fascinating stuff he covered about water … Continue reading Fascial Fluid Dynamics

Lateral Lines Part III: Functional Movement

Hello again everyone!  We've reached the final leg of our journey, the part you've all been waiting for!  In this segment we'll look at ways to release key problem areas along your Lateral Line & also address how to strengthen & integrate it in grand movements. Lateral Line openness and strength will give you: Shoulders … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part III: Functional Movement

Lateral Lines Part II: Torso, Shoulders, Head & Neck

Welcome to Part II in my 3 part series on the Lateral Line of fascia!  In Part 1 we looked at the foot/ankle, traveled up the knee and thigh into the hip, and pretty much left off right above the pelvis with your QL.  In this segment we will continue our journey upwards and take … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part II: Torso, Shoulders, Head & Neck

Lateral Lines Part I: Legs & Hip Anatomy & Dysfunction

Let's talk about one of the grooviest areas of your body: the outside edge, your lateral lines. This kinetic chain of muscles/ligaments/tendons is responsible for your movement side to side hence the reason why it's often called your "Fish Lines." Your Lateral Lines are also HUGE when it comes to stability. I know what you are … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part I: Legs & Hip Anatomy & Dysfunction

Fascial Implosion: Sternal Release

These past few weeks have been pretty crazy, hence the reason why I haven't been writing.  Today, I'd like to share something really simple with you that I learned from Dr. Perry Nickelston that's really helped me move through a lot of the stress and it's all centered around your heart center! Your whole body … Continue reading Fascial Implosion: Sternal Release

Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?

Today we'll demystify and breakdown "Tight Hamstrings."  It's a common diagnosis among a lot of people.  You've probably heard of it or suffered from it at one point as it often keeps you from folding forward and touching your toes. Hamstrings are a bit more complicated than they seem.  They can actually be both "tight" and "not tight" at the … Continue reading Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?

Restorative Backbends to Alleviate Mechanical Stress & Back Pain

The intention of this short post is to provide a mechanically oriented breakdown of Supported Bridge and Supported Reclined Bound Angle (Supta Baddha). Many sources (like Rec Bound Angle) use bolsters, blankets, etc to support these poses.  The versions of these poses displayed here only require 2 yoga blocks.  (You can purchase 2 foam blocks here for … Continue reading Restorative Backbends to Alleviate Mechanical Stress & Back Pain

What is Stretching?

Kind of a weird question right?  We understand what the word means, we can even demonstrate it quite easily, and we know it feels pretty damn good... But can you actually describe it? It's kind of baffling huh? Well let's take a good look at stretching today then!  We're going to look at: Local Components … Continue reading What is Stretching?

Unlocking the Front Body via the Coracoid Process

Today we're going to look at a couple different muscles and fascial chains that coalesce at one particular part of the front part of your shoulder, the Coracoid process. Fun fact: Coracoid means "like a Raven's beak" and as you are about to see, it looks just like one: As you can see it's a … Continue reading Unlocking the Front Body via the Coracoid Process